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from the

Hestan Isle Press

who make

Rather Special Hand printed Books

and original linoprints.


To buy any item just use the "Online Catalogue" from the menu on the left, or e-mail us at hestanislepress@gmail.com


A selection of hand-made books from the Hestan Isle Press


The Hestan Isle Press prints texts which are romantic, amusing, uplifting, or just hard to find - made in Scotland.

The books are letterpress printed on the Hand-press from individual letters of metal type, and all are signed limited editions.

Some are Twelfth-scale books, some are Miniature Books, some larger.

Some are illustrated by Frances Grant or Peter Grant, and all are hand-bound using artificial leathers, book-cloths, and interesting papers.



Books Worth Keeping!

The books are bought by collectors all over Britain, America, Canada and Europe, and some can be found in


The Edward Clark Rare Book Collection at Edinburgh’s Napier University,

The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh,

Scottish Poetry Library, also in Edinburgh,

The University of Virginia Library,

The University of Iowa  Special Collection,

The City Library of Lijubljana in Slovenia, 

The Associazione Cultural Art Gallery Museum, Paese, Italy,

The Victoria and  Albert Museum Library, London,

and a small selection is in

The St. Brides Printing Library, Fleet Street, London.






Our ADANA "eight-five" handpress on which our letterpress books are printed  





Buy any of them by clicking on the ONLINE CATALOGUE .

Buy through Paypal, or if you prefer just send us a cheque (payable to Peter Grant) to the address in the Delivery and Payment page. For any enquiries e-mail us at hestanislepress@gmail.com






















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